PUT OFF THE OLD PERSON WITH ITS PRACTICES: And Put On the New Person

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 Some Bible writers (e.g., Apostle Paul) revealed to their readers that there is an ongoing conflict between the Christian, with one side being the fallen, sinful flesh. In this revelation, the Bible writers use such expressions as "the inner man," "our inner man," and comparable expressions. At Romans 2:14-15, Paul speaks of us saying, "The law is written on their hearts." Because man and woman were made in the image and likeness of God, they were given a moral nature that was in harmony with God. This moral nature produces a mental power or ability such as reason and conscience. Even though, we are imperfect, we retain a measure of this moral nature that is in harmony with God's moral standards. This moral nature operates in "the inner man," as a law, a moral law.

However, because of our fallen condition, there is also 'the law of sin, which is in our members.' This 'law in our members of our body, wages a war against the law of our mind and can make us a prisoner of the law of sin.'―Romans 6:12; 7:22, 23

Nevertheless, not all is lost, because Paul also tells us that we can 'be renewed in the spirit of our minds.' (Eph. 4:23) We can 'put off the old person with its practices and have put on the new person. We will then be renewed in knowledge according to the image of our Creator.' We will be transformed by the renewing of our mind, so that we may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.'―Colossians 3:9-10; Romans 12:2

We are 'baptized into Christ Jesus we are baptized into his death. Our old self is crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. Nevertheless, while we are in an imperfect condition, the law of God is in our inner being, but in our members, is another law waging war against the law of my mind and making us captive to the law of sin that dwells in our members. While we serve the law of God with our mind, with our flesh we serve the law of sin.' (Rom. 6:3-7; 7:21-25) The premise of this book is quite simple, how do we take off the old person and put on new person? In addition, what must we do, to keep on sustaining that new person?

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About the author

 EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice from Zane State, BS in Religion at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, MA in Biblical Studies at Temple-Baptist Seminary, and MDiv in Theology at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and Associates for Biblical Research. He has authored thirty books and co-authored and updated and expanded three books, as well as over 200 articles.

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Christian Publishing House
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Published on
Sep 21, 2014
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Pages
268
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ISBN
9780615829272
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christian Life / Devotional
Religion / Christian Life / Family
Religion / Christian Life / General
Religion / Christian Life / Inspirational
Religion / Christian Life / Love & Marriage
Religion / Christian Life / Men's Issues
Religion / Christian Life / Personal Growth
Religion / Christian Life / Professional Growth
Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare
Religion / Christian Life / Women's Issues
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